Military SciFi novels

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  1. Mr 20Valve

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    lay some on me, i need something new to read

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    gthesob the fun machine took a shit and died OT Supporter

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    Ender's Game (but not it's sequels) and the Ender's Shadow parallel series.
     
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  4. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    Starship Troopers.
     
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    ForgottenSpiral Hope and Irony OT Supporter

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    :werd: I came to post this. Heinlein was in the military before he tried (and failed) to get into politics. He then became a writer to get his ideas across. :bowdown:

    He also wrote a book called Space Cadet that was military minded.

    If memory serves me, in the Starship Troopers novel only military can vote. :eek3:
     
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  6. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    Only FORMER military. You can't vote while you're in. I really like the idea of citizenship being earned rather than birthright.
     
  7. Mr 20Valve

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    ive read Enders Game (& the whole lot of the sequels)

    also read Starship Troopers.

    i've been reading a lot of new stuff by John Ringo which I quite liked.

    any other suggestions?
     
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    My favorite book when I was younger, must have read it 3 or 4 times throughout high school: Armor by John Steakley.

    It's similar to Starship Troopers, but focuses in more on the action and the psychological after effects. Steakley himself said that if Heinlein could write action, he never would have had to write his book. Great detail in the battle scenes, you can picture everything in your head.

    http://www.amazon.com/Armor-science-fiction-John-Steakley/dp/0886773687


    I think I might read it again now, it's been years. :o

    I've also been following the Lost Fleet series, finished book 2 a few months ago. Totally different, it's all fleet movements and tactics, but it takes the effects of near light speed movements into account very well with travel and battle and makes them a large factor in everything they do. They're decent, not really well written or anything but consistently entertaining so far since the battles are frequent. Unless the next book adds something new though I'll most likely drop it.
     
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    both ender's game and starship troopers are freaking amazing. i've read them over and over again since i was a kid.
     
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    Lost Fleet series
     
  12. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    I recommend this in every book thread...

    The Mote In God's Eye, by Jerry Pournelle and Larry Niven
     
  13. Mr 20Valve

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    bingo. thanks. :bigthumb:
     
  14. Mr 20Valve

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    yeah, i've read that & The Gripping Hand.

    i've been reading this series by Ringo which I've thoroughly enjoyed

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legacy_of_the_Aldenata

    (they can be downloaded for free as e-books here & there too)

    it's about an alien invasion of earth & the preparations leading up to it & the resulting surface battles. :coold:
     
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    I read Old Man's War from that list, I think I remember it being pretty good. I'll have to find the sequels.
     
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    they're pretty good.

    i went on a big heinlein kick a few years ago, but i can't remember if i read starship troopers or not :doh:
     
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    I read Old Man's War and the Ghost Brigades. Both good books.
     
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    somebody go read the Posleen/Legacy Of Aldenata books by Ringo & tell me how much you liked them. i thought they were fucking cool.
     
  19. Jaeger

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    Heritage Trilogy is a series of military science fiction books written by Ian Douglas that focus on the United States Marine Corps. It is followed by the Legacy Trilogy and the Inheritance Trilogy.

    9 books.

    A Must read.

    Has a lot of stuff in Earth's past too: the fish people that taught the Babylonians civilization. The face on Mars. The Great Flood and man's gods. The tribe in Africa that knows a lot about the Dog Star. The answer to the Fermi Paradox.

    Also his Warstrider series under the name William H. Keith.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warstrider
     
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    :cool: i'll check them out. :bigthumb:
     
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    Well, if you like Ringo, then try David Weber's stuff. Also try the "1632" line of books by Eric Flint.
     
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